2015 Porsche Macan: Road Trip Hero
October 31, 2014
I have a rule: I don't fly to San Francisco, San Diego, Phoenix or Las Vegas. I drive. From Edmunds HQ in Santa Monica these drives range from a couple of hours to SD to up to seven hours to get to Frisco or Phoenix. Vegas is about five.
Great car for the trip. Supremely comfortable. Great navigation system. And plenty of go to get around those lane-hogging eighteen-wheelers. Plenty.
Plus, I managed nearly 23 mpg, which is the Porsche EPA highway mileage rating.
Whoever designed the Macan's seats, and its seating position, should get a big fat raise. Both are perfect. Even after nearly six hours of continuous driving it was only my bladder that needed a break.
And there's no denying the Macan's cool factor. It not only feels cool from behind the wheel, it earns thumbs-up from fellow travelers and compliments from the valet at San Diego's modish Hard Rock Hotel. Name another compact crossover you can say that about.
I think the Range Rover Evoque just got bumped.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 7,734 miles